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William Merritt and James Hitchcock
Two patriarchs with some of their descendants and others.  The first is William Merritt (seated) in an approx 1911 family photo at the Morrell homestead south of Grand Falls.  William's father Henry was a disbanded veteran of the 98th British regiment who settled in New Brunswick in 1818 and married the daughter of a member of the 10th/4th Royal Veteran's Battalion who had settled there in 1814. The second is the James Hitchcock family and their relations taken summer 1935 in Ortonville on James' farm.  James' grandfather was a Royal West India Ranger who came to New Brunswick in 1819.
Wm Merritt and family James Hitchcock and family
1935 photo of James Hitchcock and family was taken during an informal reunion with James' daughter in law's sister, Vivian Waldron, who was usually absent in India as a missionary.  A grand daughter wears the East Indian sari that Miss Waldron brought back with her. From L-R rear: Vivian Waldron, Ethel Mary (Waldron) Hitchcock, two Morrell sisters Geraldine and Eunice (or Eunice and Geraldine?), James Hitchcock, Addie (Hitchcock) Morrell, Mildred (Hitchcock) Clarke (in sari), Eunice (Morrell) Kelly. Front, L-R: L(H)S holds SH by shoulders, Murial E (Hitchcock) Merritt holds Cora? Hoyt, K(H)W (stands in front of Murial), Mary Hoyt, two Hoyt children on lap of Victor Hoyt, unknown, Lois Kelly, Tommy Hoyt.
standing: Charles Morrell, Addie (Hitchcock) Morrell, Albert Hitchcock, Bessie (Hitchcock) Hanson, David Merritt.  Front row: Eunice (Morrell) Kelley, Idella (Morrell) Hoyt, William Merritt, Doris (Watson) Everett, Ethel (Hitchcock) Watson holding Donald Watson

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